Ten fun facts about Lima


Fact 1
In 1687, an earthquake occurred in Peru that devastated the city of Lima, Callao and Ica. It had a magnitude of 8.4-8.7 and killed approximately 5,000 people.

Fact 2
There are four general types of genres of food that restaurants serve in Lima: Chifas, Creole food, Cebicherias and Pollerias.

Fact 3
The city of Lima has approximately 1,284 hours of sunshine a year.


Fact 4
Since Lima is in the tropics, the climate is temperate and receives almost no rain. In the winter season the city gets a considerable amount of fog.

Fact 5
The Historical Centre of Lima was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Fact 6
After the city was founded in 1535, it was nicknamed the 'Ciudad de los Reyes' or the City of Kings.

Fact 7
In 2013, Lima was elected as the city to host the 2019 Pan American Games.

Fact 8
After Cairo in Egypt, Lima is considered the second largest desert city in the world.

Fact 9
The oldest functioning university in the Americas is located in Lima, called the National University of San Marcos. It was founded in 1551.

Fact 10
Between the years of 1684 and 1687, walls were built around Lima to protect the city from pirates and privateers.


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